Pathways

 

Pathways To Independence Peer Group was created by Paul Gauthier, Executive Director of the Individualized Funding Resource Centre (IFRC) Society and Ruth Marzetti, Executive Director at Technology For Living as an exciting peer discussion group to meet regularly to discuss topics of concern and interest brought forward by group members, as well as explore common interests and ways to support one another. Guest Speakers, interesting Topics and Engaged Members have created a vibrant culture of community support and initiatives for people with disabilities in British Columbia.

On March 30th, 2020 Pathways To Independence launched a virtual platform which will enable people with disabilities across the Province to attend the meetings and participate fully. We are excited about the far reaching possibilities this will have for people with disabilities.

 

PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP AUGUST 26TH,2020 MEETING NOTES

This document is the Meeting Notes for the August 26th,2020 Pathways To Independence Zoom Meeting! Thank you all for attending. Future meeting dates are in the document and please watch for the announcement of the topic details and registration information.


TEMPORARY PANDEMIC PAY CLAIM FORM SAMPLES

The IFRC’s Accountant, Kim Ho, presented information and guidance for completing the claim forms for the Temporary Pandemic Pay Claim. These are claim form samples only; please review the August 26th, Pathways To Independence Meeting for detailed information to go with the samples.


THE IFRC PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) PROJECT

The IFRC Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Project was introduced in the August Pathways To Independence meeting, by George Tomlinson, of GEORIS. IFRC has partnered with GEORIS to provide an additional source for PPE for CSIL and CLBC Employers .


SAFECARE BC COVID-19 PRESENTATION

This document is the PowerPoint PDF’d presentation given to the August Pathways To Independence meeting, by Jen Lyle, CEO of SafeCare BC. The presentation was on COVID-19 and the supports and services provided by SafeCare BC.


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP JULY 29TH,2020 MEETING NOTES

This document is the Meeting Notes for the July 29th,2020 Pathways To Independence Zoom Meeting! Thank you all for attending. Future meeting dates are in the document and please watch for the announcement of the topic details and registration information.


FRASER HEALTH AUTHORITY TEMPORARY PANDEMIC PAY PROGRAM UPDATE

July 24, 2020, Fraser Health update on the “B.C. Temporary Pandemic Pay Program”. This document outlines coordinated efforts to deliver funding to eligible employers and employees. .


VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY TEMPORARY PANDEMIC PAY PROGRAM UPDATE

July 24, 2020, Vancouver Coastal Health update on the “B.C. Temporary Pandemic Pay Program”. This document outlines coordinated efforts to deliver funding to eligible employers and employees. .


MINISTER OF HEALTH UPDATE TO POLICY EXCEPTIONS

The July 2, 2020 Letter from the Ministry of Health, Teri Collins, Assistant Deputy Minister, approving the CSIL Policy Exceptions through to December 31st, 2020 .


WORKSAFEBC COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN FOR EMPLOYERS

In accordance with the Orders from the Provincial Health Officer, the BC Centre for Disease Control and WorkSafeBC have collaborated to pass this policy to ensure all employers and their workers follow safe and consistent guidelines for the workplace. This template will help people with disabilities create a policy to ensure staff returning to work, as well as continued staff, are in a workplace that meets the current COVID-19 protection orders. Guidelines on how to create your own policy are found in the Pathways To Independence May 19th, 2020 Meeting Notes, uploaded on this page.


PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP May 29th, 2020 MEETING NOTES

This document is the Meeting Notes for the May 29th, 2020 Pathways To Independence Zoom Meeting! Thank you to everyone for attending; it was a great turn out and a lot of participation from the peers. Please watch for announcement details with topics and preregistration information!


MINISTRY OF HEALTH POLICY COMMUNIQUE, INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL FOR NOVEL CORONOAVIRUS (COVID-19)

This policy for COVID-19 Infection Prevention Control was released by Health Ministry Adrian Dix on May 19th, 2020 which addresses the Family and Visitor component to allow care support by family or an essential home support worker, to meet the needs of people with disabilities if they are hospitalized


 

PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP APRIL 23rd, 2020 MEETING NOTES

This document is the Meeting notes for the April 23, 2020 Pathways To Independence Zoom meeting! Thank you to everyone for attending; it was a great session. The next meet is scheduled for May 29th, 2020 1:00pm until 3:00pm. Please watch for announcement details with topics and preregistration information!


 

PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP MEETING, APRIL 23, 2020

The upcoming Pathways To Independence Peer Group Virtual Meeting is being held April 23, 2020 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Review the document for Topics and Open Forum Discussion, and to learn how to Pre-Register to participate!


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ORDER OF THE PROVINCIAL HEALTH OFFICER, EXCERPTS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH ACT

This order is in effect April 10, 2020, by Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer Order which states that employees of facilities are not restricted from employment that is not a facility, in that for certainty, this Order does not restrict staff from employment that is not a facility, such as home support, social services, or other employment outside a facility.


PDF Document: PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP MARCH 30th, 2020 MEETING NOTES

PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PEER GROUP MARCH 30th, 2020 MEETING NOTES

This document is a compilation of the discussion and content that came out of the March 30th, 2020 virtual meeting with CSIL Members. The resources, tools and information relate to the COVID-19 Pandemic and how it impacts the lives of CSIL Employers.


PDF Document: MINISTRY OF HEALTH APRIL 1st, 2020, TERI COLLINS, ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER, SPECIALIZED SERVICES DIVISION

MINISTRY OF HEALTH APRIL 1st, 2020, TERI COLLINS, ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER, SPECIALIZED SERVICES DIVISION

The letter sent to the Health Authorities of British Columbia for distribution to the CSIL members in their region. This letter outlines temporary measures to relax CSIL policies for three (3) months during the COVID-19 Pandemic.


PDF Document: COVID-19 PREPARE AND PREVENTION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND SENIORS

COVID-19 PREPARE AND PREVENTION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND SENIORS

This document was compiled by CSIL Employer Ms. Laura Mackenrot, with general information and a list of resources available to aid in the daily living tasks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics from Tips for protecting yourself, to Home Delivery from grocers and pharmacies, and advice on Self Isolation, Ms. Mackenrot has taken a community approach to helping people who are isolated during the crisis.


PDF Document: CAREGIVER GUIDELINES FOR COMING INTO A PRIVATE RESIDENCE

CAREGIVER GUIDELINES FOR COMING INTO A PRIVATE RESIDENCE

Contributed by CSIL Employer Mr. Chris Marks, this document is an example of how CSIL Employers can protect their home and health by instilling knowledge and understanding into the how’s and why’s of prevention routines and how people can follow a strict protocol for contagion prevention.


PDF Document: HAND HYGIENE FOR PEOPLE WITH SPINAL CORD INJURY – PREVENTING COVID-19

HAND HYGIENE FOR PEOPLE WITH SPINAL CORD INJURY – PREVENTING COVID-19

Spinal Cord Injury and the University of Toronto created this colourful, vibrant, two page poster for wheelchair users. Printed in colour, this information will catch the attention of Personal Support Workers, Family and Guests!


PDF Document: BRITISH COLUMBIA MINISTRY OF HEALTH – CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

BRITISH COLUMBIA MINISTRY OF HEALTH – CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

This two page colour presentation from the BC Centre for Disease Control is a source of health information and tips on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


PDF Document: BRITISH COLUMBIA MINISTRY OF HEALTH – CORONAVIRUS COVID-19_POSTER

BRITISH COLUMBIA MINISTRY OF HEALTH – CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 POSTER

A one page colour poster from the BC Centre for Disease Control for Coronavirus Prevention.


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